Automated grammar checking of tenses for ESL writing

Nazlia Omar, Nur Asma Mohd Razali, Saadiyah Darus

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Abstract

Various word-processing system have been developed to identify grammatical errors and mark learners' essays. However, they are not specifically developed for Malaysian ESL (English as a second language) learners. A marking tool which is capable to identify errors in ESL writing for these learners is very much needed. Though there are numerous techniques adopted in grammar checking and automated essay marking system, research on the formation and use of heuristics to aid the construction of automated essay marking system has been scarce. This paper aims to introduce a heuristics based approach that can be utilized for grammar checking of tenses. This approach, which uses natural language processing technique, can be applied as part of the software requirement for a CBEM (Computer Based Essay Marking) system for ESL learners. The preliminary result based on the training set shows that the heuristics are useful and can improve the effectiveness of automated essay marking tool for detecting grammatical errors of tenses in ESL writing.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Pages475-482
Number of pages8
Volume5589 LNAI
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event4th International Conference on Rough Sets and Knowledge Technology, RSKT 2009 - Gold Coast, QLD
Duration: 14 Jul 200916 Jul 2009

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume5589 LNAI
ISSN (Print)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349

Other

Other4th International Conference on Rough Sets and Knowledge Technology, RSKT 2009
CityGold Coast, QLD
Period14/7/0916/7/09

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Keywords

  • Automated essay marking
  • Computer-based essay marking
  • Heuristics
  • Natural language processing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Theoretical Computer Science

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Omar, N., Razali, N. A. M., & Darus, S. (2009). Automated grammar checking of tenses for ESL writing. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) (Vol. 5589 LNAI, pp. 475-482). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 5589 LNAI). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-02962-2_60

Automated grammar checking of tenses for ESL writing. / Omar, Nazlia; Razali, Nur Asma Mohd; Darus, Saadiyah.

Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). Vol. 5589 LNAI 2009. p. 475-482 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 5589 LNAI).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Omar, N, Razali, NAM & Darus, S 2009, Automated grammar checking of tenses for ESL writing. in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). vol. 5589 LNAI, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), vol. 5589 LNAI, pp. 475-482, 4th International Conference on Rough Sets and Knowledge Technology, RSKT 2009, Gold Coast, QLD, 14/7/09. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-02962-2_60
Omar N, Razali NAM, Darus S. Automated grammar checking of tenses for ESL writing. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). Vol. 5589 LNAI. 2009. p. 475-482. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-02962-2_60
Omar, Nazlia ; Razali, Nur Asma Mohd ; Darus, Saadiyah. / Automated grammar checking of tenses for ESL writing. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). Vol. 5589 LNAI 2009. pp. 475-482 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)).
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